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    Advocacy and Community Engagement

    People and Families  > Maryland Statewide Resources​ >​​ Advocacy and Community Engagement

    Center for Jewish Education Special Needs Advocacy Program
    • cjebaltimore.org
    • 410.735.5000
    • TTY: 1.800.735.2258
    • Free educational advocacy services
    Disability Rights Maryland (DRM)
    Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives
    • goci.maryland.gov/ethnic-commissions/
    • 410.697.9260
    • Oversees eight ethnic cultural commissions, established to connect those ethnic communities to state resources and to address their social, business, education , and health needs.
    MD Developmental Disabilities Council
    • md-council.org
    • 1.800.305.6441
    • TTY: 1.800.735.2248
    • Engages in advocacy, capacity building and systems change activities to bring about lasting change to improve the lives of MD’s living with developmental disabilities
    Mental Health Association of MD
    The Parents’ Place of MD
    • ppmd.org
    • 1.800.394.5694
    • MD’s Parent Training & Information Center and Family-to-Family Health Information Center that helps families through information and referral, workshops, resources and partnerships.​
    ​​MD Center for Developmental Disabilities
    MD Coalition for Families
    • mdcoalition.org
    • 410.730.8276
    • Helps families of young people with behavioral health needs
    Pathfinders for Autism
    • pathfindersforautism.org
    • 443.330.5341
    • Helps families to navigate the coplex array of services, treatment, and programs available to them.
    People On the Go
    Self-Directed Advocacy Network of Maryland, Inc. (SDAN)
    The Arc Maryland
    • http://www.thearcmd.org/​
    • 410.571.9320
    • ​Works to create a world where children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities

    Project HEAL